Homemade German Chocolate Cake Icing
Mindi with iSaveA2Z.com
of evaporated milk
of vanilla extract
of sweetened coconut flakes
make sure to pack it down when measuring
of chopped pecans
or pecan pieces
In a large saucepan, combine the evaporated milk, sugar, egg yolks, butter and vanilla.
Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until thickened. This takes about 12 minutes.
Remove from the heat and stir in the coconut flakes and pecans. Mix until all is well combined.
Let the icing cool completely (at room temperature) and then ice the cake.
We like more pecans and more coconut than the recipe calls for. So we use 2 cups of coconut and almost 2 cups of pecans.